Local man joins state arthritis board

February 8, 2001 LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation has announced that Bob Qualls of Batesville has been appointed to the statewide board of the Arkansas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundat

Aristide’s return to Haiti feted, shunned

February 7, 2001 VILLAGE OF PEACE, Haiti (AP) - If he could afford a lottery ticket in this sewage-soaked shantytown, Jean-Jaques Nardy says he would choose lucky seven - the date Jean-Bertrand Aristide is inaugura

Juvenile ingests rat poison

February 7, 2001 A 16-year-old Rosie juvenile ingested an unspecified amount of rat poison Tuesday, according to the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Batesville Funeral Service Inc. sold

February 7, 2001 Qualls Funeral Home at Cave City has bought Batesville Funeral Service Inc., according to Qualls Funeral Home owner Jeff Qualls.

Floral teen to attend conference

February 7, 2001 WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ashley Gay of Floral has been selected to attend The National Young Leaders Conference from Feb. 20-25 in Washington, D.C.

Historian says churches shaped segregated South

February 7, 2001 FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - A University of Arkansas researcher who combed through 19th century church records and other writings has concluded religion played a role in patterns of segregation in the Sout

BSD focuses on early childhood

February 7, 2001 Educators, researchers and policy makers now acknowledge the importance of early childhood education for all preschool children.

USDA chides schools for sodas, junk food

February 7, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - Schools that raise money by selling sodas and snacks on campus are sending mixed messages and discouraging kids from eating healthy meals, the Agriculture Department says.